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The Newsletter of Killymoon Golf Club

Volume 5 Issue 7 - 12 June 2017

 

LADY CAPTAIN’S LOBBY

Lady Captain’s Day turned out to be a lovely day despite the heavy rain during Friday night. As all the ladies headed to their respective tee boxes Raymond was on hand to do the honours, the shotgun was fired and the 2017 competition was underway.

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Lady Captain Maura with her husband Laurence

PHOTOGRAPH BY TGM PHOTOS

We were blessed with warm, dry weather and everyone returned to the clubhouse for the prosecco reception, followed by a cold buffet, which was excellent as usual. As always Darren Stacy and staff along with Trevor, Colm and bar staff were on hand to ensure we were well looked after.

Everyone was in high spirits throughout the day and enjoyed the ‘Trad Music’ and the craic!!!

The guests teed off at 3pm and played 13 holes thankfully in dry conditions. They returned to the clubhouse for their buffet at 7.30 pm and were very impressed with both the superb food and the excellent service provided.

There was a great turnout for the prize presentation which took place just after 9.30 pm and the winner of the main prize was Kate Lennon with an excellent score of 37 points with Carmel Hagan in runner up position with 35 points, well done ladies.                  

The presentation was followed by dancing, with the music supplied by Infinity, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all into the early hours.

I am delighted that the day was a great success and would thank many people who helped to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Sean and Finola in the office, Trevor, Colm and bar staff along with Darren, Stacy and restaurant staff for the excellent food and drink.

Raymond and the green keepers for maintaining the course in beautiful condition and Raymond for the shotgun start.

The clubhouse was in pristine condition and looked lovely with the beautiful flower displays.

Thank you to Gary and David in the pro shop and also to Gerry who was on hand all day to capture the ladies in action. Thanks also to Lesley and Carol for displaying my prizes so beautifully and to all the committee and ladies who helped out in any way.

With your help Lady Captain’s Day was a pleasure to organise and I loved it from beginning to end.

Thank you to everyone who brought gifts and donated money to my charity Save the Children. I was overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity.

I wish Mr. Captain Cyril all the very best for his Captain’s Day on the 24th of June.

We’re all going on a summer Holiday!

Maura O’Kane

 

LADY CAPTAIN’S DAY 2017

Lady Captain Maura O’Kane's Day in Killymoon was an exceptional occasion.  Members, friends and family were treated to a thoroughly enjoyable day by their hostess Maura who looked amazing.
Further to the success of the shotgun start over the past two years, Lady Captain Maura maintained the format this year and the ladies all met for coffee and viewed the fabulous prizes at 10am.  Maura’s chosen charity for the day was Save the Children. Ladies teed off at 11 on an immaculate course with great anticipation for success.

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Lady Captain’s Prize Winner Kate Lennon with Lady Captain Maura

Photograph by TGM Photos

 

First prize went to Kate Lennon with a marvellous 37 points relegating Carmel Hagan who was runner-up with 34 points. Best gross was won by Anne MacMahon with 18 gross points.  Siobhan Rooney was third with 35 points. The Past Captain's Prize was won for the third successive year by Grainne McBride with 32 points and Committee Prize by Kate O’Neill with 29 points. Catherine Irwin picked up the prize for Team Captains. Ann Nugent finished fourth on 31 points and a similar score by Iris Thom was good enough for fifth place. Front nine was won by Margaret Henderson with 18 points and the back nine by Pat McConnell with 15 points.  Lady visitor’s prize was won by Geraldine O’Kane.  Gent's visitor’s prize was won by Seamus McAleer with 30 points with Brian Gogarty runner-up.  Gent’s First was Alan McClenaghan with 42 points with Stephen McGuckin, a brilliant player off the yellow, runner-up on 41 Points. 

In her prize giving speech Lady Captain paid tribute to all who had made her day special and in particular her Honorary Secretary Lesley, committee, husband Laurence and family members.  The day concluded with dancing and great craic.

LADY CAPTAIN’S DAY 2017 ROLL OF HONOUR

WINNER:                                             KATE LENNON                                   37 points                                             

SECOND:                                            CARMEL HAGAN                               34 points                                         

THIRD:                                                 SIOBHAN ROONEY                           31 points 

GROSS:                                               ANNE MacMAHON                            18 gross points                 

FOURTH:                                             ANN NUGENT                                   31 points                             

FIFTH:                                                  IRIS THOM                                         31 points                                             

BACK NINE:                                        PAT McCONNELL                              15 points                             

FRONT NINE:                                      MARGARET HENDERSON              18 points                                             

PAST CAPTAIN:                                   GRAINNE McBRIDE                         30 points                             

COMMITTEE:                                      KATE O’NEILL                                    29 points

TEAM CAPTAINS:                               CATHERINE IRWIN                           30 points

9 HOLES WINNER:                            SUSAN McQUEEN

GET INTO GOLF 6 HOLES:                 CLAIRE McCREA                                               

GENTS GUEST                                    SEAMUS McALEER                           30 points

GENTS GUEST SECOND:                   BRIAN GOGARTY                              30 points                                             

LADY GUEST:                                      GERALDINE O’KANE                        23 points

GENTS WINNER:                                ALAN McCLENAGHAN                      42 points

GENTS RUNNER – UP:                      STEPHEN McGUCKIN                      41 points

GUESTS LONGEST DRIVE:               RONAN FOWLEY

GUESTS NEAREST THE PIN:            LENNY KELLY

 

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Runner – Up Carmel Hagan with Lady Captain Maura

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Best Gross Anne MacMahon with Lady Captain Maura

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Third Place Siobhan Rooney with Lady Captain Maura

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LADIES’ BRANCH COMPETITION RESULTS

KATE O’NEILL WINS SUMMER TROPHY

Killymoon Ladies played for the Summer Trophy on Thursday 1st June. 

The winner was Kate O’Neill with 39 points.  The runner up was Donna Mulholland with 35 points.

The front nine was won by Margaret Henderson with 20 points and the back nine by Lesley McGlaughlin with 18 points (from Colleen Conway).

COLLEEN WINS THE BAR MANAGER’S PRIZE

The Ladies played for the Bar Manager’s Prize, kindly sponsored by Trevor Bownes, on Thursday 08 June and Colleen Conway signed for 44 points to take the prize by a massive nine points from Carmel Hagan who finished second. The third prize went to Moira Doyle returning 34 points with Avril Marshall (33 points) in fourth place. The front nine was won by Heather Campbell with Sheila Doonan picking up the prize for the back nine. 2s were recorded by Heather Campbell at 7 and by Carmel Hagan at 13.

LADIES’ BRANCH COMPETITIONS

Competitions within the Ladies’ Branch continue on Thursday next 15 June with the Johanna Rosebowl Open Day sponsored by Aidan MacLynn. The summer long Waterloo Belle Eclectic has commenced on Sunday past 11 June. Ladies are invited to play in The Captain’s Week events on Monday 19 and Wednesday 21 June and on Thursday 22 June the ladies will play for the Captain’s Prize under stableford conditions. 

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ABBOTT ADAIR MIXED GREENSOMES MATCH – PLAY

Entry Sheets for the Abbott Adair Mixed Greensomes Match-Play. Entries for this competition will close on Sunday 25 June.

 

CAPTAIN’S CORNER

Firstly my congratulations to Lady Captain Maura on a very successful Lady Captain’s Day last Saturday. A very enjoyable day and evening was had by all!!  Well done to all the prize winners.

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Club Captain Cyril making a presentation to Lady Captain Maura

As you are aware the entry sheets are now posted in the Professional Shop for my Captain’s Day, and on the notice-board in the foyer for the additional competitions on the Monday and Wednesday leading up to Captain’s Day. Please append your name and come along and enjoy the evenings, it is open to all.

Our golf course is in excellent condition, the fairways looking great and the greens running true. My congratulations and thanks go to Raymond and his team for all their hard work. However, it is disappointing to see so many pitch marks on our greens and divots on the fairways. Bags of divot mix are available around the course and members are requested to avail of this facility. Members are asked to pay particular attention to the repair of pitch marks on the greens and divots on tees and fairways. This is YOUR course.

Our inter club matches continue. Unfortunately our Barton Shield team under the stewardship of Paul Wilson was defeated by Lurgan GC but we now have three teams, the Jimmy Bruen, Pierce Purcell and All Ireland Four - Ball in the last 16 of their GUI tournaments. In the Cowdy Association both the Sam Rutherford and Rossmore Cup squads have overcome tricky assignments to reach the second round of their respective competitions. Hopefully further success will follow as the summer progresses.

It is the Killymoon Masters this weekend sponsored by our Past President, Alastair Laird. I know it is a fantastic event in our golfing calendar and tests the resolve of all qualifiers over two days.

My attention now turns to Captain’s Week and I hope to see you all participating in the full programme of events. Members unable to play on the Saturday may play for the Captain’s Prizes on Friday 23 June with online booking now available from 12 noon.

                                                                                                                                                                Cyril Rafferty

 

CAPTAIN’S WEEK 2017

MONDAY 19 JUNE:  6.00PM – 4 BBB MEDAL

SHOTGUN START ON BOTH NINES at 6.00PM

 PRIZE PRESENTATION AT 9.00PM

TUESDAY 20 JUNE - STABLEFORD

CAPTAIN’S PRIZE TO JUNIORS – PLAY FROM YELLOW MARKERS

PRIZE PRESENTATION ON CAPTAIN’S NIGHT

WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE:  CAPTAIN’S MIXED 4 PERSON TEAM EVENT - STABLEFORD

Each team must have one lady. Draw will be made for the lady team member.

 SHOTGUN START ON BOTH NINES AT 6.00PM.

 PRIZE PRESENTATION AT 9.00PM

THURSDAY 22 JUNE:  CAPTAIN’S PRIZE TO LADIES 18 HOLES STABLEFORD

PRIZE PRESENTATION ON CAPTAIN’S NIGHT

FRIDAY 23 JUNE:  CAPTAIN’S PRIZE (for those unable to play on Saturday)

18 holes MEDAL from 12 noon

ONLINE BOOKING AVAILABLE.

COURSE CLOSED EXCEPT TO THOSE PLAYING IN THE COMPETITION

SATURDAY 24 JUNE:  CAPTAIN’S PRIZE 18 HOLES - MEDAL

Buffet for competitors throughout the day.

Those members playing after 3pm are asked to eat before play.

Traditional Music in the bar from 6pm

Prize presentation at 9.30pm

Live music and dancing with The ULTIMATE DECADES SHOW from 10pm ‘til Late

 

THE PHILIP KELSO CAR SALES 2017

The Philip Kelso Car Sales Stableford, played on Saturday 03 June, attracted an entry of 193 members and was a closely contested event. A 42 point return from Tiernan Hampsey took the honours as Kevin Thom (40) and Russell Lamont (38) took second and third.

Nigel Graham posted a 3 over par 73 to take the gross prize and Sean Rafferty signed for 36 points to win best senior. Paul Lennon (38); Gerry Mallon (37); Ian Crooks (38) and Ally Nugent (36) took the category prizes on the day.

THE COUNCIL PLATE 2017

In the Council Plate, played on Sunday 04 June, Ronan Fowley, posting 31 gross points, collected a second gross prize of recent weeks on a day when the course standard scratch of 71 showed just how difficult conditions were. The overall winner of the event was Mark Molloy with 38 points with second Darren McCabe (35) and third Barry Quinn (34).

SUNDAY SWEEP

The Sunday Sweep played on Sunday 11 June attracted an entry of 50 members and a return of 37 points saw Kieran Hughes take first place. JD McLaughlin posted 36 points to finish in second place on a better last 6 holes from Ryan Devlin who picked up the third prize. Best Gross was won by Martin Monaghan with 31 gross points.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS

Competitions continue this week – end with the Alastair Laird sponsored Killymoon “Masters”. The first round 18 holes Medal will be played on Saturday next 17 June and the top 32 and ties will qualify for the second round of 18 holes Medal on Sunday 18 June teeing off in score order from 10am. The Sunday tee times will be posted on the website from 9.30pm on Saturday evening. In the event of a tie for first place, a sudden death play-off on the first hole will determine the winner. The Prize Presentation will take place on the conclusion of play at approximately 4pm. Prize –Winners are expected to attend or nominate a deputy.

Sunday 18 June also sees the first of the Open Mixed Greensomes Series with online booking available from 1pm.

Saturday 24 June brings the Captain’s Prize under medal conditions while after the “excesses” of Captain’s Day, a Club Stableford Sweep will be played on Sunday 25 June.

 THE WATERLOO BELL ECLECTIC 2017

The Waterloo Bell Eclectic 2017 continued into Week 5 on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 May. Sean Kelly picked up the first prize with 39 points winning out on a better second nine holes from Sam Ferguson. Michael Haycock posted 38 points for third place.

Week 6 played over Tuesday 06 and Wednesday 07 June saw Sean Kelly win for the second successive week. His return of 41 points seeing off the challenge of Michael Corey on 39 points on a better second nine holes from Gareth Glendenning.

A complete leader-board is available to view on the notice-board.

SENIOR OPEN

The latest edition of the Monthly Open Senior Stableford competitions played on Wednesday 31 May attracted an entry of 50 players. Trevor Crooks signed for a return of 39 points to win on a better second nine holes from Lenny Kelly with Gerry Neeson posting 38 points for third place.

The next event in the series The Killymoon Seniors Cup under medal conditions of play will be played on Wednesday 28 June. Members are reminded that the qualifying age limit is 50 years or over on the day of the competition. Online Booking is now available.

CATEGORY PRIZE FOR SENIORS

The latest winner of the Category Prize for Senior Golfers in Saturday competitions is Terry Rafferty. Terry posted 35 points to take the spoils in the Philip Kelso Car Sales Stableford played on Saturday 03 June.

Seniors, over 65 years, are reminded that to be eligible for the prize in this category the word SENIOR MUST be written on the scorecard.

By way of recognition to the Senior Members over 65 years, the weekly winners will be invited to compete over 18 holes medal in a Senior Champion of Champions to be played in conjunction with the Time Bar+Venue Champion of Champions on Sunday 24 September.

 

INTER – CLUB COMPETITIONS NEWS

Barry Monaghan’s Junior Cup team, comprising Eoin Mallon, Kieran Rogers, Brian Gogarty, James Donaghy and Ian Hutchinson, made the long trip to County Cavan GC on Sunday 04 June for the GUI qualifying. After a tremendous effort from the Killymoon team, they narrowly missed out on qualifying by one shot. Best round of the day was Eoin Mallon.

 The All Ireland Inter Club Four-Ball team captained by Oisin Monaghan hosted Kirkistown Castle on Saturday 03 June and after that first leg took a 4 matches to 1 lead to the Ards Peninsula on Saturday past. Played in very difficult wet and windy conditions, the Killymoon side went down three matches to two, but had done enough to qualify for the round of the last sixteen on an aggregate score of 6 – 4. They will now play Castle Hume GC in a tie to be played on or before 10 July.

.Paul Wilson’s Barton Shield team comprising the combinations of Bryan Martin and Steven Hughes and Ronan Fowley and Michael Meenan were defeated by one hole against Lurgan GC at Kilkeel on Sunday past.

Roy Montgomery will take his Jimmy Bruen Shield team to Massereene GC on Monday next 19 June to play Cairndhu GC in the last 16 of this GUI event teeing off at 5.30pm and at the same stage of the Pierce Purcell competition, Stephen McGuckin’s charges will take on Cloverhill GC at County Armagh GC on Saturday 17 June teeing off at 4pm.

Both the Sam Rutherford and Rossmore Cup teams have reached the second round of their respective competitions. The Sam Rutherford team, captained by Eamonn McCann, will now play Tandragee GC with the home leg at Killymoon on Sunday 25 June and the away leg on Sunday 02 July while the Rossmore Cup side, captained by Robert Langridge, will take on Mannan Castle away on Sunday 18 June with the home leg on Saturday 01 July.

MID-ULSTER SENIOR ALLIANCE – MUSA

The third event in the MUSA fixture list took place at Lisburn Golf Club on 5th June and I am afraid to say that Killymoon had another bad day scoring only 123 points over 4 stableford cards, 7 points better than last year, if there is any comfort in that. This relegates us to joint 9th position, but only 13 points behind 4th place. The best score of the day was Lisburn themselves with a superb score of 151 points.

It was a beautiful day, glorious sunshine and the course was in magnificent condition with the greens very slick. In spite of all this, we couldn’t score so there is not much left to be said. Hopefully our scores can only get better.

Liam McNeill   

 

ACES ALIVE

The latest member of the “Hole-in-One” Club is Caolan Quinn. Playing in the Aaron Devlin Memorial on Saturday 27 May, Caolan hit 4 iron to “ace” the 11th hole. He now qualifies to receive the limited edition Hugo Boss watch. Well done Caolan.

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CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS 2017

Tiernan Hampsey and Mark Molloy are the latest members to qualify for the 2017 Champion of Champions kindly sponsored by Time Bar+Venue James Street Cookstown. Tiernan posted 42 points to win the Philip Kelso Car Sales Stableford on Saturday 03 June while a return of 38 points in the Council Plate on Sunday 04 June sees Mark, a dual winner this season, cement his place in the 36 holes season ending finale.

FRIDAY EVENING 9 HOLES SWEEP

The 2016 Captain’s Friday Evening Sweeps over the front 9 holes continued on Friday 09 June with a 4 Persons “Dusty Bin” Stableford event. The winning combination posting 47 points was Thomas Megarry, Malcolm Kee, James Kee and Paddy Cullen. Runners-up with 43 points were Hugh Doyle, Kenny Montgomery, Patsy Monaghan and Cyril Rafferty.

The Friday Sweeps continue next Friday 16 June with a 4 Persons Team Event under MEDAL conditions of play. Online Booking is now available. Entry is £2 per person and members are asked to register and pay the entry fee in the bar. Play is permitted from 4pm until 7pm. Conditions of play and scorecards will be available in the bar with the entry sheet. The Prize Presentation will take place at 9pm and, at least one member of the team MUST be present to collect the prize or the prize will pass.

COOKSTOWN BRIDGE CLUB

The Cookstown Bridge Club, hosted by Killymoon Golf Club each Wednesday evening, is now in recess for the summer and will resume in early September. Any members wishing to join the club are asked to contact Joseph Fee (028 8774 0338). Pictures below, courtesy of TGM Photos, are Bridge Club Members on the final evening of this year’s events.

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LUCKY LETTERS LOTTERY

There was no winner of the £9300.00 Lucky Letters Jackpot on Sunday 04 June 2017. The letters were drawn by Frances Mc Kenna. The Lucky Letters drawn were F K O Y. Mairead Heron (FKSY) Online and Fiona Coney (FONY) both matched 3 letters and shared the Mini Jackpot of £100.

There was no winner of the £9400.00 Lucky Letters Jackpot on Sunday 11 June 2017. The letters were drawn by Gerry Molloy. The Lucky Letters drawn were J Q S T.  Jim Lawn (I Q S T) and Andrew Brodison (A Q S T) both matched 3 letters and shared the Mini Jackpot of £100

The next Lucky Letters draw will take place on this coming Sunday evening 18 June when the jackpot will be £9500.00 and the Mini Jackpot will be £100.00. Tickets are available at the bar and online at www.killymoongolfclub.com

AND FINALLY …………. 

 

In primitive society, when native tribes beat the ground and yelled, it was called witchcraft. Nowadays, in civilised society, it is called golf.

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